Force firefox to surf faster

Discussion in 'Computers and The Internet' started by sentient, Apr 4, 2007.

  1. sentient

    sentient Senior Member

    1)Type "about:config" into the address bar (no spaces) and hit Return.

    2)Scroll through the list you now see until you find these entries and set them to the true or false value shown (just doubleclick them and they will change)

    network.http.pipelining true
    network.http.proxy.pipelining true

    now change the value of
    network.http.pipelining.maxrequests to 8
    (This tells the browser to make 8 connections at once on the hosting server (default is 4) the limit in firefox is 8)

    3. Lastly, right-click anywhere and select New-> Integer. Name it "nglayout.initialpaint.delay" and set its value to "0". This value is the amount of time the browser waits before acting on received information.

    All done, now you should see a fairly noticeable improvement in browser speeds
  2. Adderall_Assasin

    Adderall_Assasin Senior Member

    that is great sentient. i used to have problems on an old BSD system where firefow was slow. i will remember this.
  3. shaggie

    shaggie Senior Member

    Mozilla has the same type of config section.

    I tried these settings on both Mozilla and Firefox. If anything, things are running faster.

  4. sentient

    sentient Senior Member

    yeah its a good one isnt it ?
  5. raysun

    raysun D4N73_666 4861786f72

    nice I saved it as a text file...
    thanks for the info
  6. Twizz

    Twizz Drug Conoisseur

    changed it... Now I have a new default browser :)
  7. CrazybutLazy

    CrazybutLazy Banned

    Big improvement. Thanks man.
  8. sentient

    sentient Senior Member

    no problems people ! I am looking into other browser hacks that will improve stuff - more later
  9. sentient

    sentient Senior Member

    heres a trick I found on a website (url later - first try this)
    ok now go look at this page
  10. cricketlind

    cricketlind Member

    cool. Thanx.
  11. ~peace~

    ~peace~ Senior Member

    wow that made it a lots faster, thanks!
  12. FlyingManDan

    FlyingManDan Member

    That is a Hell of a lot faster. I love your threads, mate.
  13. *Andy*

    *Andy* Senior Member

    Woot thanks for that. I havent really noticed a change in speed as of yet though. How the hell do people work these things out?


    Holy cow!! I didnt close the window that I was doing all the stuff in, but now that I have its working freaking fast! Thanks *hug*
  14. Corcyn

    Corcyn Member

    It's moving much faster now.
  15. UrsusKind

    UrsusKind U like Chris Farley?

    man this was an amazin' fix i love you dude
  16. Duck

    Duck quack. Lifetime Supporter

    hmm so far they don't seem too much faster..

    edit: closed the window, now they seem a helluva a lot faster
    thanks man
  17. soaringeagle

    soaringeagle Senior Member

    awesome :) thnx :)
  18. *Andy*

    *Andy* Senior Member

    This thread should be stickied. It's really great :)
  19. Hiptastic

    Hiptastic Unhedged

    You could also try the Firefox 3 beta 5. I have found it to be more stable than Firefox 2, and its a bit faster.
  20. cmiovino

    cmiovino Member

    I did this on ver 2 and it helped a little... but mine was already running fast ;)

    Still a little though.

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